Sep 102014

The President of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA), Mr. John Comer, has welcomed the appointment of Mr. Hogan as EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner and said it was recognition of his knowledge of farming and wider rural issues as well as his political doggedness and determination.  Mr Comer said that, from an Irish farming perspective, it [ more...]

Sep 052014

Commenting on  the call by Mairead McGuinness MEP for the EU to immediately drop the super-levy system in light of the market disturbances created by the Russian ban, the Deputy President and Chairperson of ICMSA’s Dairy Committee, Pat McCormack, said that while he fully understood – and indeed, sympathised – with Ms. McGuinness’s arguments and sees [ more...]

Aug 292014

At a time when Irish beef producers are under enormous financial pressure, it is totally unacceptable that the price differential between Irish and UK prices has actually increased since June with the differential now standing at €200 per head for the average steer, according to Mr. Michael Guinan, Chairperson of ICMSA’s Livestock Committee and this [ more...]

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